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End the Two Child Tax Credit Limit Policy

We are supporting Women's Aid and Rape Crisis England & Wales Campaign to end the two child tax credit limit policy. You can find out more about their campaign here:…
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Intro to the Freedom Programme

We are trialing running Intro to the Freedom Programme sessions over the summer holidays. These sessions will start from the 18th July 2018 and last for six weeks. You can then also join…
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Collaboration with Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale – Money Matters

We are working with Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale to provide Money Matters sessions to our clients. This is a fun interactive project to help our clients enhance their money management…
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Freedom Programme - New Dates

Our latest Freedom Programme sessions are starting again during the w/c 16th April 2018. The aim of the programme is: To help women who have experienced domestic violence make sense of and…
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Freedom Programme Facilitator Training - March 2018

Aylesbury Women’s Aid are offering facilitator training for the Freedom Programme from the 20th – 22nd March from 10am – 4pm each day. The Freedom Programme is an 11-week domestic abuse…
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***Contacting the Outreach Service***

We are in the process of moving Outreach offices and having some difficulties with our phone line. You can call or text us on 07715 411 138 or 07715 411 214 and we can arrange to call you…
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Law firm donates thousands to 5 Buckinghamshire charities

Local Bucks charity, Aylesbury Women’s Aid ‘Helping Hands’, which helps mothers and their children who have experienced domestic violence, has received £3000 from B P Collins – a law firm…
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UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent fathers

Reforms aim to end presumption that a father must have contact with a child when there is evidence of domestic abuse Senior judges are taking steps to end the presumption that a father must…
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Family courts chief backs end to abusers cross-examining their victims

Sir James Munby says he welcomes Guardian’s spotlight on issue and will prioritise reform early in new year The senior judge who oversees family courts in England and Wales has said he…
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Certain family court hearings to take place in public in radical trial

James Munby, head of high court’s family division, to continue far-reaching reforms to bring more transparency to the system Family court hearings are to be held in public for the first…
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Revealed: how family courts allow abusers to torment their victims

Guardian investigation shows how women are often cross-examined by violent ex-partners in secretive civil court hearings Violent and abusive men are being allowed to confront and…
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Thank you very much

We would like to thank all of the people that generously donated to us throughout 2016. We hope that you will continue to support us as we support women and children who are or have lived…
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Online Survey

Have you experienced abuse in an intimate relationship? Would you be happy to spend 20-30 minutes of your time completing an online questionnaire? What is the study about? This research…
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How The World Responded To The Allegations Against Johnny Depp

And what message it sends to those who come forward with claims of domestic violence. posted on Jun. 3, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Rossalyn Warren BuzzFeed News Reporter Tweet Tumblr Last week,…
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Wanted - Outside Toys

We are looking for any good quality second hand or new outside toys for the Refuge garden. If you or anyone you know would like to donate these to us please contact Susan on 01296 436827 or…
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We have launched on Vale Lottery

Vale Lottery is a weekly lottery that directly supports good causes which benefit the Aylesbury Vale community. Lotteries are a fun and effective way for causes to raise much-needed funds…
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Trafalgar Square runs red with 'blood' in domestic violence cuts protest

Feminists disrupt central London traffic and dye fountains red in demonstration styled as funeral for victims of domestic violence Feminist activists have dyed Trafalgar Square’s fountains…
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Light It Up Orange? I'm Just Seeing Red

Sophie Walker, leader of The Women's Equality Party writes: This year's government Spending Review fell on a day when the international community came together to raise awareness of the…
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Oscar Pistorius's brief punishment sends a dangerous message

It has been reported that Oscar Pistorius is to be released from prison next Tuesday, 12 months into his sentence for shooting Reeva Steenkamp. Last October, I wrote that the sentence –…
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Women's Equality Party calls on the Government to scrap married couple’s allowance

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) is to press the Government to scrap the married couple’s allowance, just six months after its introduction, and put £800m of savings into helping victims of…
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Rihanna's brave domestic violence interview is a triumph for women

Singer Rihanna has opened up to Vanity Fair about being a 'poster girl' for domestic violence, after being assaulted by her boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009. Women's Aid chief Polly Neate…
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What I've learned about domestic violence in my year reporting on it. Australian reporter Jess Hill

Pretty much everything I thought I knew about violence against women and children turned out to be wrong. Here’s how When I started researching domestic violence last year, I thought I…
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Revenge porn complaints soar after screening of Channel 4 documentary

A Government helpline set up to aid victims of revenge porn has received more than 1,800 calls from more than 280 people since it was set up in February, statistics from the Women and…
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Budget 2015: George Osborne can’t do the sums on domestic abuse

Is he actually making a £16bn problem worse? WARNING - CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES THAT SOME MAY FIND UPSETTING George Osborne says he is going to stop domestic abuse! In his first Tory blue…
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Violent crime against women massively understated, statistics agency told

Crime Survey of England and Wales fails to account for nearly half the attacks on women, particularly those where victim knows the attacker, warns professor UKSA stripped police recorded…
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Financial Abuse: How to tell if your partner is a money bully

It can start innocently enough: Perhaps your partner asks to see a receipt for the supermarket shop, or explains that he or she opened your bank statement by mistake. But such habits can…
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International Women's Day 2015 Theme: MAKE IT HAPPEN

All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our…
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Domestic violence could be stopped earlier, says study

Victims are abused for almost three years on average before they get the help they need and are often in contact with professionals in that time SafeLives estimates that at least 100,000…
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Aylesbury Women’s Aid recognised nationally for high-quality service

Aylesbury Women’s Aid has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Standards Kitemark in November, demonstrating that it provides a high quality of service to women and children…
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This Is Why Feminism Does Not Need Rebranding

BuzzFeed poll shows majority believe in feminism in all but the name. The BuzzFeed Feminism Survey was taken by more than 300,000 people last week, and though admittedly the anonymous…
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The Ultimate Guide To Being A Woman...... According to everyone else.

1. Be happy and appreciative of everything you have because women have come really, really far. 2. Smile, especially when people gawk at you and catcall you on the street. Accepting…
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Domestic abuse: from having it all to a life of hell

With the UK government set to look afresh at calls to criminalise ‘coercive control’ by partners, Karen McVeigh talks to a victim and those hoping to help more like her come forward Abbie…
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When pets need foster homes, too

A fostering scheme is providing safe homes for pets of domestic abuse victims who go into refuges and temporary accommodation. Chloe Williams’ partner physically and psychologically abused…
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This 15-Year-Old Boy’s Letter About Emma Watson’s UN Speech Is Going Viral

Ed Holtom’s pithy thoughts on feminism are getting a lot of Twitter love, not without good reason. As we know, last week Emma Watson gave an inspiring speech about gender equality at the…
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20 signs you're a mum

1. Instead of running from projectile vomit, you run towards it. 2. You do more in seven minutes than most people do all day. 3. Happy hour has become the 60 minutes between your kids going…
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